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Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official
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http://www.ironman.com/...a.aspx#axzz2c2wkqWdw
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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They must have just posted. Race is Sept. 28th, registration is Sept. 4th.




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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that is a PERFECT time of year to race in Chattanooga. Water temps could very well be wetsuit legal, low humidity, comfortable temps. PERFECT. This could become the new DESTINATION race in the IM circuit.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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Here's an interesting detail: the announcement of 50 age group slots for 2015 Kona confirms that there won't be a new age group points system in place before 2015. I'm rather pleased about that: hoping to qualify under the current system before it goes away.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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This is sweet! Love Chattanooga!
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [trigeekrusk] [ In reply to ]
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I have to admit I am pretty excited about have a full so close to home.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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Sign me up!
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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Fantastic news!!
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [deh20] [ In reply to ]
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deh20 wrote:
Here's an interesting detail: the announcement of 50 age group slots for 2015 Kona confirms that there won't be a new age group points system in place before 2015. I'm rather pleased about that: hoping to qualify under the current system before it goes away.

This can always change.

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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [jbholcom] [ In reply to ]
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It will be interesting to see what this does to Louisville registration, considering they're a week apart & (relatively) in the same part of the country. I can't imagine it will help Louisville's sales.

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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [dkidwell] [ In reply to ]
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dkidwell wrote:
This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.

The bike course only has 2100 feet of climbing. Over 112 miles, that's basically nothing.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [JBrashear] [ In reply to ]
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JBrashear wrote:
It will be interesting to see what this does to Louisville registration, considering they're a week apart & (relatively) in the same part of the country. I can't imagine it will help Louisville's sales.

They are a month apart not a week apart.

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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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Very intriguing!

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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [dkidwell] [ In reply to ]
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dkidwell wrote:
This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.

Ya, they'll prob have the bike course go up and down Lookout, Signal, and Raccoon Mountains plus some super steep hills in Chattanooga, so it definitely will NOT be flat. They could easily have 5000 to 10,000 ft in elevation change if they wanted to.


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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [JBrashear] [ In reply to ]
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I predict that Lou will either switch to the Spring or turn into a 70.3 that is 5-6 weeks before IMChatt.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [ericmulk] [ In reply to ]
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ericmulk wrote:
dkidwell wrote:
This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.


Ya, they'll prob have the bike course go up and down Lookout, Signal, and Raccoon Mountains plus some super steep hills in Chattanooga, so it definitely will NOT be flat. They could easily have 5000 to 10,000 ft in elevation change if they wanted to.


You should click the link at the bottom of the press release and go read the course descriptions........

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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [7ofClubs] [ In reply to ]
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I think it's kind of neat that the bike is mostly in Georgia - an Ironman that covers two states!

Man, now I gotta figure out if I can recover from IM Boulder in time to do this...

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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [ericmulk] [ In reply to ]
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ericmulk wrote:
dkidwell wrote:
This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.


Ya, they'll prob have the bike course go up and down Lookout, Signal, and Raccoon Mountains plus some super steep hills in Chattanooga, so it definitely will NOT be flat. They could easily have 5000 to 10,000 ft in elevation change if they wanted to.
not true. Take a look at this: "The bike course takes riders 11 miles south of town before beginning two 45-mile loops in north Georgia. Athletes can expect incredible views as they parallel Lookout Mountain on this rolling course with great road surfaces. As athletes near the end of the loop, they will get the opportunity to ride through historic Chickamauga. The 112-mile course has approximately 2,100 feet of climbing."

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/...e.aspx#ixzz2c33xirzA
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [JBrashear] [ In reply to ]
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JBrashear wrote:
It will be interesting to see what this does to Louisville registration, considering they're a week apart & (relatively) in the same part of the country. I can't imagine it will help Louisville's sales.


The difference between Asheville to Louisville and Chattanooga to Louisville is only about 50 miles apart. Look on a map!
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [dkidwell] [ In reply to ]
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dkidwell wrote:
This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.


No they just picked a flat boring race with a few hills in the surrounding area. I'll stick with IM Florida, at least you have the beach.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [USCoregonian] [ In reply to ]
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USCoregonian wrote:
dkidwell wrote:
This is exciting news. I would rather have seen it go to Asheville, but it sounds like Chattanooga will be a great venue. I'm just glad they didn't go with another flat, boring coastal race.


The bike course only has 2100 feet of climbing. Over 112 miles, that's basically nothing.

It's 2 loops though...I'd prefer a one looper, even if they had to add a few climbs.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [dkidwell] [ In reply to ]
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Well now Setup would really have to pick up Asheville and run an IM distance there, and all that before Sept 4, otherwise I can see this one as my first WTC IM.

I don't like the course, but the proximity makes it a no-brainer.

Setup, PLEASE pick up Asheville, you'll have at least one man there! Make it the Embrunman of the East coast!
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [Travis R] [ In reply to ]
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Travis R wrote:
I think it's kind of neat that the bike is mostly in Georgia - an Ironman that covers two states!

Man, now I gotta figure out if I can recover from IM Boulder in time to do this...

I'm already in for Boulder and will be in for Chattanooga as well. Can't miss a race in the city where I love. A little over a month to recover, we should be fine.
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Re: Ironman Chattanooga- It is Official [xtremrun] [ In reply to ]
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Point-to-point downstream swim. Sucks for the fast swimmers. Sounds like a super fast course. Kind of a bummer that the bike doesn't have more in it given the hills in the area.

Might also be a good spot for people to KQ considering I doubt many of the faster AGers will be doing both this and Kona.
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